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20 Oct

Teenagers Are Quitting HS Sports Due to Body Image Concerns Driven by Social Media

More teens are quitting HS sports saying they don’t look right for the sports based on what they see in the media and social media, according to a new study.

19 Oct

COVID-19 Linked to Increased Risk of Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a Rare but Serious Autoimmune Disorder, New Study Finds

In a new study, participants recently infected with COVID-19 were six times more likely to develop Guillain-Barré syndrome, where the immune system attacks the nerves.

18 Oct

Adult ADHD Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia

A new study finds adults with ADHD are nearly 3 times more likely to develop dementia compared to those without the condition.

Plane Hygiene: Staying Healthy at 35,000 Feet

Plane Hygiene: Staying Healthy at 35,000 Feet

The pandemic highlighted the risk that air travel carries for the spread of infectious diseases, and that risk remains even though the health emergency has passed.

“Airplanes have many touch points that are perfect for the transfer of bacteria or viruses,” said Dr. Mike Ren, an assistant professor of family and community medicine at Ba...

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  • June 22, 2024
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GLP-1 Medicine Mounjaro May Be First Drug to Ease Sleep Apnea

GLP-1 Medicine Mounjaro May Be First Drug to Ease Sleep Apnea

A medication used to manage type 2 diabetes has been found effective in treating sleep apnea.

The worldwide clinical trial demonstrates that tirzepatide significantly lowers breathing interruptions during sleep, a key indicator of the severity of a patient's obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Tirzepatide is one of the class of blockbuste...

  • Carole Tanzer Miller HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 21, 2024
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WHO, Lilly Issue Warnings About Fake Weight-Loss Drugs

WHO, Lilly Issue Warnings About Fake Weight-Loss Drugs

Both the World Health Organization and Eli Lilly Co. warned Thursday that consumers should avoid fake versions of weight-loss drugs that are circulating in numerous countries.

The WHO warning said that the international health agency has fielded several reports of fake semaglutide -- the active ingredient in Novo Nordisk’s Wegovy&nb...

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  • June 21, 2024
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U.S. Gun Injury Rates in 2023 Topped Pre-Pandemic Levels

U.S. Gun Injury Rates in 2023 Topped Pre-Pandemic Levels

For the fourth year in a row, rates of gun injuries stayed above levels seen before the pandemic, a new government report shows.

Race played a key role in who saw those higher rates of gun violence in 2023, the researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted.

"Annual rates among Black and Hispanic persons r...

  • Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 21, 2024
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What Makes for Resilient People? The Brain & the Gut Hold Clues

What Makes for Resilient People? The Brain & the Gut Hold Clues

FRIDAY, June 21, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Can you trust your gut?

UCLA researchers have shown that people who rank high in resilience -- meaning they accept change positively and follow their instincts -- have the bacteria living in their bellies in part to thank for it. 

Their new study looked at the brains and gut microbiomes...

  • Carole Tanzer Miller HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 21, 2024
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New Hope for People With Aggressive Form of Lymphoma

New Hope for People With Aggressive Form of Lymphoma

An experimental cancer treatment regimen is achieving full remissions in some patients with aggressive B-cell lymphoma, researchers report. 

The five-drug combination does not include chemotherapy. Rather, it simultaneously zeroes in on several molecular pathways that diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) tumors rely on to survive. B-...

  • Carole Tanzer Miller HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 21, 2024
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Modifying Homes for Stroke Survivors Helps Them Stay Independent

Modifying Homes for Stroke Survivors Helps Them Stay Independent

Everyday tasks like taking a shower or navigating stairs can be risky business for folks in the aftermath of a stroke.

But grab bars, shower seats, ramps and other safety interventions allow many to live independently and reduce the risk of premature death, new research confirms. 

One in eight stroke survivors die within a year ...

  • Carole Tanzer Miller HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 21, 2024
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Looking for Good Info on Vasectomy? Skip 'the Snip' on TikTok

Looking for Good Info on Vasectomy? Skip 'the Snip' on TikTok

Men looking to limit their odds for fatherhood probably have questions about vasectomy.

They should steer clear of TikTok for answers, however.

A new study examining the quality of the top 100 most liked videos on TikTok found that, in terms of medical accuracy, the clips scored a dismal 0.19 on a scale ranging from 0 to 5.

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  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 21, 2024
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Surgery Helps Young Kids With Cerebral Palsy Walk, Regardless of Age

Surgery Helps Young Kids With Cerebral Palsy Walk, Regardless of Age

A surgery that helps 7- to 10-year-olds with cerebral palsy walk also helps older kids and teens with the condition, a groundbreaking study shows.

"We had thought that the older kids would not do as well, but there was really no difference in outcomes between the two groups," said senior study author Dr. Robert Kay, director of the Jackie ...

  • Carole Tanzer Miller HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 21, 2024
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Robust Gut Microbiome Can Help You Fight Infections

Robust Gut Microbiome Can Help You Fight Infections

The bacteria colonizing your bowels play a key part in your risk for infection, new research shows.

A study of more than 600 people hospitalized with infections found their microbiomes had fewer bacteria that were able to produce a beneficial fatty acid called butyrate. 

The bacteria make butyrate as they digest the fiber people...

  • Carole Tanzer Miller HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 21, 2024
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Wild Chimpanzees May Practice Natural Medicine

Wild Chimpanzees May Practice Natural Medicine

They aren't exactly ready to open a jungle clinic, but new research suggests wild chimpanzees are practicing a kind of medicine.

Fifty-one chimps living in two communities in Uganda appear to select edible plants specifically for their medicinal qualities, reports a team led by Elodie Freymann of the University of Oxford in the UK.

T...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 21, 2024
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High Rates of Loneliness Seen Among Bisexual and Transgender People

High Rates of Loneliness Seen Among Bisexual and Transgender People

Transgender and bisexual adults have rates of loneliness that are much higher than that of cisgender and heterosexual people, new data shows.

Federal health data on U.S. adults from 2022 finds the highest rates of self-reported loneliness among people who identify as bisexual (56.7%) or transgender (rates ranging from 56.4% to 63.9%), acco...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 20, 2024
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Microplastics Found in Human Penises

Microplastics Found in Human Penises

Seven different kinds of microplastics have been discovered in human penises for the first time.

The tiny fragments, formed when plastic products break down in the environment, were found in four of five samples of penis tissue, researchers reported Wednesday in IJIR: Your Sexual Medicine Journal.

These minuscule partic...

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  • June 20, 2024
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Colombian Family's Genes Could Hold Key to Delaying Alzheimer's

Colombian Family's Genes Could Hold Key to Delaying Alzheimer's

A Colombian family’s genetics are shining a spotlight on a gene that might help protect people from the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease.

About 1,200 out of 6,000 family members carry a genetic variant called the “Paisa mutation,” which dooms them to early Alzheimer’s, researchers said.

But 28 family members with the Paisa mu...

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  • June 20, 2024
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Walking May Do Wonders for Back Pain, Study Finds

Walking May Do Wonders for Back Pain, Study Finds

If you've recovered from lower back pain, try walking away from a recurrence.

New research out of Australia shows that folks who started a walking regimen kept recurrent back pain episodes at bay for much longer than people who didn't.

“We don’t know exactly why walking is so good for preventing back pain, but it is likely to inc...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 20, 2024
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Certain Prostate Meds Might Help Prevent Dementia

Certain Prostate Meds Might Help Prevent Dementia

Prostate medications might help reduce the risk of a specific type of dementia, a new study suggests.

People were less likely to develop Lewy body dementia when taking drugs designed to treat urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate, researchers reported June 19 in the journal Neurology.

“These results are exciting,...

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  • June 20, 2024
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1 in 4 U.S. Yards May Have Unsafe Levels of Lead

1 in 4 U.S. Yards May Have Unsafe Levels of Lead

The yards of 1 in every 4 U.S. households have soil lead levels that exceed new federal lead screening levels of 200 parts per million (ppm), a new study finds.

“I was shocked at how many households were above the new 200 ppm guideline,” said Gabriel Filippelli, a biochemist at Indiana University who led the new study. “I assumed it...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 20, 2024
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Could Blood Pressure Meds Help Prevent Adult Epilepsy?

Could Blood Pressure Meds Help Prevent Adult Epilepsy?

A class of blood pressure medications appears to also help lower seniors’ risk of developing epilepsy, a new study finds.

The drugs, called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), might prevent epilepsy in people at highest risk of the disease, researchers reported June 17 in the journal JAMA Neurology.

“This is incredibly...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 20, 2024
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Looking for Weight Loss? Go Nuts

Looking for Weight Loss? Go Nuts

Folks dieting to drop pounds should consider eating a fistful of nuts here and there, a new review suggests.

People who ate 1.5 to 3 ounces of almonds, peanuts, pistachios or walnuts daily as part of a calorie-cutting diet wound up losing more weight than those on the same diet without nuts, researchers said.

In fact, people on “nu...

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  • June 20, 2024
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Cyberbullying Common in the World of Online Gaming

Cyberbullying Common in the World of Online Gaming

Cyberbullying and sexual harassment are rampant in the world of professional video gaming and online gaming, a new study reports.

Nearly 96% of 145 video game players from 14 countries said they had been targeted online in the previous year.

“It’s not just an isolated incident,” said lead researcher Louise Trudgett-Klose, a doc...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • June 20, 2024
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